updated 11:10 pm EDT, Thu June 18, 2009
Rogers iPhone pricing
Rogers Wireless has announced the details and pricing of its hardware update packages for existing iPhone 3G customers wishing to purchase the new iPhone 3G S. The telecommunications provider will be selling current iPhone subscribers the 16GB iPhone 3G S for $200 and the 32GB iPhone 3G S for $300 until July 31st, at which point the price will increase. Rogers' affiliate Fido will also be offering an iPhone 3G S promotion in which iPhone customers can redeem 100 FidoDollars by subscribing to a data add-on.
Rogers and Fido will both be extending the 6GB of data for $30 per month promotion until July 31st. The promotion is available to both new and existing iPhone users, as well as users of the HTC Magic and HTC Dream who wish to upgrade to the iPhone. Fido will also continue providing its 500MB for $25 per month package.
New customers will be able to purchase the iPhone 3G for $580, the 16GB iPhone 3G S for $680, and the 32GB iPhone 3G S for $780. These prices include the SIM card necessary to put the iPhone onto a Rogers plan.
Customers who bought an iPhone 3G between July 11th and September 30th, 2008, and who spend a minimum of $100 per month will be rewarded $500 off the cost of the iPhone 3G S. Those customers who purchased the device between July 11th and December 31st, 2008, but do not spend more than $100 monthly will be eligible for $250 off the price of a new iPhone. These two offers expire July 31st, 2009 and must be purchased with an additional one-year term to the customer's existing service agreement.
Select Rogers Wireless dealers will additionally be offering warranties with the purchase of an iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S. Users can choose between two types of warranties, both of which will last the length of the phone contract. For between $80 to $100, the Extended Service Plan will include free parts and labor, and Lemon protection which ensures an iPhone will be replaced if it has continual problems. The warrantee will also be transferable to other devices should a new phone be purchased before the warrantee expires.
The Liquid and Physical Damage Service Plan costs between $30 and $50 will cover the replacement of one iPhone per year whenever the phone has been liquid damaged or physically damaged.